October 29, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland

Photograph by Sigurdur Hrafn Stefnisson

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Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajökull volcano's ash plume, which roiled air travel this spring. Such "dirty thunderstorms" may occur when rock and ice particles loosed by exploding magma collide in the atmosphere.

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